The NYMR celebrated its 40th Year of operating with a splenid gala featuring a wonderful mix of mainly Eastern region traction. Guest star of the weekened was B1, 61306 Mayflower, running in its well known Apple Green but with British Railways lettering and number.
Other engines added the interest and spectacle that the NYMR can create. Sister B1, 61264, fresh from overhaul was disguised as B1 61002 'Impala' (though ran with its new smokebox door rather than its NER style as would be correct). 62005, my personal favouirte, also returned to run on the NYMR its regular stamping ground in the early stages of preservation, while A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley returned to traffic as well. 69023, another engine like the K1 from NELPG was seen working some shuttles with the Saloon from KWVR. The other engines that made up the roster included Ian Rileys pair of Black 5s, and the S15, which did fail during the gala replaced by BR standard 4MT 75029 The Green Knight, the lines resident workhorse.
Pictures include two days at the line, featuring some from the railway nearer Pickering and Levisham away from the busy growds at Grosmont, before heading north and spending time at Goathland and Thomasson Foss on Sunday.
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